Office Development, Brisbane, Australia
Ancon designed and manufactured a bespoke brick support system for this high-rise office development's most striking feature.
The impressive three-sided, perforated brick screen on the corner of the building is supported using Ancon MDC and Ancon CFA support systems fixed back to concrete and steel. The brickwork wraps around a bay projecting from the first level and rising to the fifth floor.
The image below shows where the Ancon CFA system was used, fixed back to the steelwork using Ancon Steelgrip bolts.
A range of other Ancon fixings were used to fix the support systems to the main structure and Ancon AMR Masonry Reinforcement was installed to strengthen the large masonry panels.
The 23-storey AM60 building is located in Brisbane’s Central Business District. The environmental credentials of the building were proved in the design and awarded 5 Stars from the Australian Green Building Council’s Green Star rating system.
Brick, block or stone cladding on steel or concrete framed structures is normally supported by stainless steel masonry support systems.
Ancon Masonry Reinforcement, otherwise known as Bed Joint-Reinforcement, improves the structural performance of masonry walls by providing additional resistance to lateral loads e.g. wind.
There are various methods of fixing to concrete or steel frames.
Teplo-BFR is an innovative basalt-fibre wall tie that features a plain end for resin anchoring into an existing structure and a moulded safety end for building into a new bed joint.
Nexus, the next generation of brick-faced support systems developed through a collaboration between Ibstock Kevington and Ancon, is the first of its kind to achieve British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification for both soffits and lintels.